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    Loraine Saintlouis is offline Junior Member
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    Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) is classed as a metabolism disorder. Metabolism refers to the way our bodies use digested food for energy and growth. Most of what we eat is broken down into glucose. Glucose is a form of sugar in the blood - it is the principal source of fuel for our bodies.

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    diabetes is a dangerous disease which occur when glucose levels is increase in a human body,diabetes reduce insulin levels from body.the common symptoms of diabetes is excessive urine,excessive thirst,weight loss,low body energy etc.

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    often simply called diabetes, can be a number of metabolic diseases when a person has high blood sugar, either as the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that's produced. This high sugar produces the classical signs of polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst) and polyphagia (increased hunger).
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    Diabetes is a dangerous disease. Diabetes is a condition in which the level of glucose in the blood is elevated. There are three main type of Diabetes. The first type is that in which patient receives regular insulin, it occurs before the age of 30. And second type of Diabetes associated with older age, obesity, family history of diabetes, and the patient can recover with tablets, exercise and a special diet. And insulin is required in very rare cases. The main symptoms of diabetes are. Thirst, Frequent urination, Tiredness or lack of energy

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    Diabetes is a metabolism disorder. Metabolism refers to the way our bodies use digested food for energy and growth.

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    It may have a cure but i know everybody hates it so as i, GBU all thanks for taking out some pondering points

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    Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. Those with diabetes are at high risk for a number of complications.

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    About 25.8 million children and adults, or about 8% of the population, has diabetes. This is an really high number, Diabetes leads directly to many other significant ailments,It’s also a very dangerous condition to have, as it is the leading cause of blindness among adults, among various other side effects.And the cost of the cure is also high .

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    Diabetes is a condition in which the cells of pancreas named islets of Langerhans become failure to produce sufficient insulin which is responsible to glucose metabolism and glucose come into blood and urine.Weight loss,energy loss,sugar in blood and urine is clinical symptom.Diabetes is two types -Insulin non dependent and Insulin dependent.

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    There are three main types of diabetes:

    Diabetes Type 1 - You produce no insulin at all.
    Diabetes Type 2 - You don't produce enough insulin, or your insulin is not working properly.
    Gestational Diabetes - You develop diabetes just during your pregnancy.


    Diabetes Types 1 & 2 are chronic medical conditions - this means that they are persistent and perpetual. Gestational Diabetes usually resolves itself after the birth of the child.

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    Diabetes occur due to increase in sugar level in blood, sometime decrease in sugar level in blood.

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    Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose in your blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly. This is because your pancreas does not produce any insulin, or not enough, to help glucose enter your body’s cells – that is produced does not work properly (known as insulin resistance).
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    Default Diabetes; types and healthy ways to manage it.

    What is diabetes?

    Diabetes is a chronic disease where an individual has too much sugar in the blood instead of the sugar being utilized in the cells. Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by hyperglycemia as a result of insulin secretion defects.
    What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes?

    The symptoms include; frequent urination, fatigue and drowsiness, increase in thirst, increase in hunger, unexplained weight loss, changes in normal vision and slow healing of wounds.
    Who is at risk of diabetes?

    Those more at risk are aged 45 years and above, overweight individuals, have high blood pressure, family history of diabetes and children who weighed more than nine pounds at birth.
    But remember, most of these diseases depend on how you live your lifestyle, fast and young, old and slow.
    What are the complications of diabetes?

    Some of the complications of diabetes are; eye damage, kidney damage, heart problems, nerve damage, weak immune system, sores and ulcers of the legs and feet.
    What are the types of diabetes?

    It is classified into 4 general categories;
    • Type 1 diabetes. This results from absolute insulin deficiency, caused by an autoimmune destruction of pancreatic islet cells. This is characterized by acute illness or symptoms of hyperglycaemia. The symptoms of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) are sweating, extreme fatigue, hunger, irritation, rapid heart rate and blurred vision. Other autoimmune diseases such as anaemia may accompany type 1 diabetes. This form of diabetes is inherited. It leaves the patient lean with normal insulin sensitivity. In the long term, type 1 diabetics develop some retinopathy. This is a vision threatening condition. Patients are usually dependent on exogenous insulin and are at risk of ketoacidosis.
    • Type 2 diabetes. This is caused by an insulin deficiency that is caused by an underlying insulin resistance. It is characterized by abdominal obesity, hypertension, lipid abnormalities, atherosclerosis and hyperuricemia. This type of diabetes is attributed to inadequacy or lack of physical activity, age and obesity. Type 2 diabetes usually (90%) occurs to people with a family history of diabetes. Patients of type 2 diabetes may be asymptomatic but are not prone to ketoacidosis.
    • Gestational diabetes- This is a type of diabetes that is usually diagnosed in pregnancy. The patient has glucose intolerance. It usually affects overweight/obese women and/or those who have a family history of diabetes. It also affects those who have poly-cystic ovary syndrome and those who have ever delivered a larger for gestation age infant. It affects approximately 7 % of all pregnant women. The foetuses of mothers with hyperglycaemia are at greater risk of intrauterine death. Breast feeding is recommended in women who have gestational diabetes mellitus. Consulting with an obstetrician experienced in gestational diabetes should be adapted too.
    • Other forms of diabetes. There are individual specific diabetes and they include; substance induced hyperglycaemia, genetic defects of islet cell function and Cushings syndrome.

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    A disorder of the metabolism causing excessive thirst and the production of large amounts of urine.

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